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Absa
Ms. Absa D. is a 53-year-old woman and a fighter.  She has been advancing in the restaurant sector (selling breakfast and lunch) for eight years.  In the past, she used to sell rice at the Autonomous Port of Dakar.  Since there is no more market, she started working in food catering.  Her greatest interest in this business is hygiene and cleanliness, which she ensures for her customers. 

She is requesting a loan of 150,000 francs CFA for buying an inventory of rice and some sugar for business purposes.  This will enable her to buy at wholesale prices and to increase her profit margin. 

Ms. Deng is married and the mother of seven children, who are supported by her financially.  She has been a member of the Ouakam branch office for five years.  She wishes to boost her ability to cope with family needs.
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Madame Absa D. est femme battante de 53 ans. Elle évolue dans le secteur de la restauration (vente de petit déjeuner et déjeuner depuis 8 ans. Auparavant elle vendait du riz au port autonome de Dakar. Et du fait que le marche n’existe plus elle s’est lance dans la restauration. Ce qui l’intéresse le plus dans son activité c’est l’hygiène et la propreté qui est assurée aux clients. Elle sollicite un crédit de 150 000 frs pour acheter un stock de riz et de sucre pour les besoins de son activité. Ceci lui permettra d’acheter au prix en gros et d’augmenter sa marge bénéficiaire. Madame Deng est mariée et mère de 7 enfants qui vivent de son soutien financier. Elle est membre de la caisse de Ouakam depuis 5 ans et souhaite renforcer sa capacité de faire face aux besoins de la famille.

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About UIMCEC

This loan is administered by UIMCEC, a Kiva Field Partner in Senegal since 2008. UIMCEC is a government-regulated microfinance institution whose mission is to improve the revenue and well-being of families through access to financial services, allowing principally women and young adult micro-entrepreneurs living in rural and semi-rural areas to develop their revenue-generating businesses and supporting them in becoming financially self-sufficient.

About Senegal

  • $1,759
    Average annual income
  • 43
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    Senegal Loans Fundraising
  • $12,997,975
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 496.3
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $325 helped Absa boosting her working capital.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Apr 27, 2010
Listed
May 1, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Covered
Ended:
Mar 26, 2011